With our vast experience in producing high quality photographic exhibitions and bespoke large format displays we have been involved in many prestigious projects. We work directly with companies to produce internal displays for reception areas and office space as well as working alongside photographers, interior designers, graphic designers, artists, local and national galleries, museums and institutions. With in-house facilities for printing, mounting, finishing and framing we can offer a complete service, including installation if required. Here are just a few examples of some of the many large format display and photographic exhibition projects that Digitalab have produced in recent times. We don’t always get the time or the opportunity to photograph every project that we are involved so this is just a taste of what we do…
St George’s Park, the headquarters of the English Football Association, is now the home of a series of photographic prints that we produced in conjunction with renowned football photographer Stuart Roy Clarke. Located in the courtyard of the FA’s state-of-the-art complex the exterior display of photographs features a selection of Stuart’s images that capture the changing stadiums and the atmosphere and emotion of football fans throughout the country. Taken over the last 25 years Stuart’s photographs capture the changes that have taken place right from the grassroots up to the very top of the game. All the images were originally shot on film and they were all scanned, printed, mounted and laminated by ourselves. For more information please take a look at our Large Format Printing webpage.
To see more of Stuart’s photography please visit his Homes of Football website.
We were honoured to be chosen to work with Tim Wallace, recently described as one of the World’s top ten most influential photographers, on his first solo photographic exhibition. This was a personal project of Tim’s, shot in the abandoned mining town of Darwin in Death Valley, USA. All the prints were digital C-types made on our Lightjet photographic printer and were all mounted and framed in-house and then exhibited in our F-Stop Gallery.
Tim is a highly acclaimed and multi award winning automotive photographer, to see Tim’s commercial work please visit his website Ambient Life.
One of our recent projects, here seen displayed in the Long Gallery in Newcastle University, the Inspirational Women of the Law exhibition is now permanently on display in the University’s Law School. For the exhibition, a collaboration between Newcastle Law School staff and students along with students from the Fine Art department, we were asked to print, mount and frame the selected images. Printed as digital C-type photographic prints and then framed in a matt black aluminium frame the exhibition received high praise from both the organisers and those who visited the exhibition. For more information about the inspirational women featured in the exhibition please visit www.iwlaw.uk
An exhibition of Polaroid images taken by Paul Smith, lead singer of the band Maximo Park. Having purchased a copy of Paul’s book “Thinking in Pictures”, which featured a collection of Polaroids shot on Paul’s travels whilst touring with the band, Digitalab’s Lab Manager, Jeff Heads approached Paul with the idea of producing the images in a larger format and exhibiting them in Digitalab’s F Stop Gallery.
The original Polaroids were scanned and then faithfully reproduced photographically and framed in pairs, as in the book. Using a white aluminium moulding the framed prints were exhibited alongside some of Paul’s original Polaroids. The exhibition proved to be highly successful and the framed versions sold well as Limited Editions that were available to purchase in two different sizes.
Being based in an area where people are fanatical about Football, Digitalab are more than happy to be involved in producing the framed exhibition prints for Stuart Roy Clarke that are currently on display in the National Football Museum in Manchester. From the film processing, through the scanning, printing, mounting and framing stages we are involved throughout the whole journey of the images. Stuart is always looking to get the very best out of his images and with our expertise in both the film and digital fields of photographic techniques we were happy to offer our guidance to get the very highest quality end product to go on display. Having total control over the scanning and editing of the images, combined with the superb detail produced by our Lightjet and the colour saturation and sharpness of Fujiflex we were able to produce prints that surpassed anything Stuart had seen before. Having been impressed by the white aluminium frames that were used in Paul Smith’s exhibition Stuart was eager to move away from the more traditional looking wood effect frames and, as you can see in the images below, these were more in tune with the new National Football Museum, based in its new home in the Urbis building in Manchester.
THE HOMES OF FOOTBALL is a short documentary film about photographer Stuart Roy Clarke’s epic photographic survey of British football and includes some footage of the Fujiflex exhibition prints and frames being produced at Digitalab.
• Directed by Ian Fenton
• Produced by Northern Stars
• Music by British Sea Power
Digitalab had the privilege of working with renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish on a large format photographic print project. Consisting of 16 different images taken around Roseberry Topping, some were single prints, the others being large panoramic triptychs. All the prints were laminated, some being mounted on dibond aluminium sheet, some on foamex and some with additional framing. The large format photography commission undertaken by Joe for the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust was then installed in their new flagship mental health facility, Roseberry Park in Middlesbrough. Because of the nature of the location of the images and with the welfare of the patients in mind, very specific installation guidelines had to be met. These images show the prints being installed, if you would like to see more about this project please have a look this short video of the printing, mounting and installation.